'''Hiram King''' "'''Hank'''" '''Williams,''' (; September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century,
[[http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Hank-Williams/9523/ Hank Williams Sputnik Music profile] Retrieved September 8, 2014] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TNz0O0hXSA I Saw the Light: Hank Williams' Sixty Years of Influence on American Music | The New School] Retrieved September 8, 2014]
Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the ''Billboard'' Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one (three posthumously).
Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama
, Williams moved to Georgiana, Alabama|Georgiana
, where he met Rufus Payne
, a black street performer who gave him guitar lessons in exchange for meals or money. Payne had a...